martes, 14 de septiembre de 2010

Tourism Tuesdays: Lares, Puerto Rico

My second Tourism Tuesday: yay!
Today, we're going to visit Lares, one of Puerto Rico's municipalities. Lares is the pink area in the map.

Lares is a historic city known as "La Ciudad del Grito" (The City of the Shout), because in 1868 it was the place where pro-independece rebels wanted PR to gain its freedom from Spain. It was soon extinguished though. They even had their own flag which many Puerto Ricans now consider a symbol of their wish for independence. This event in PR's history will be celebrated next September 23, with a holiday.

The landscape on the way to Lares is beautiful. You can see a lot of different animals and trees.

The geography is very irregular with a lot of mountains.

There were a lot of cows eating grass.

There's a cattle farming.

A small man-made lake for the cattle.

The welcome sign.

A house with the Lares' flag.

Lares' famous ice-cream parlor.

The Heladeria Lares is famous around the world because they are very creative and make ice cream of whatever you can think of. For example, rice and beans ice cream, avocado ice cream and many more. Mmmm, all of them delicious!

People love to go there. There were a lot of people at the ice-cream parlor.

There were a lot of people, too, at the town center square in front of the ice cream parlor.

They had a sculpture of Ramón Emeterio Betances with the flag of Lares.

At the center of the square was a mosaic with the map of Puerto Rico. Here's the west area.

And here's the east area, including Vieques and Culebra.

Mom had to come back home because it was going to rain a lot.

So, if you come to Puerto Rico, don't forget to visit Lares.

More information about Lares and the history of "El Grito de Lares":,_Puerto_Rico

Ola kala!

2 comentarios:

  1. How awesome! I'm learning so much about Puerto Rico now! All those ice cream flavors sound really fun.

  2. M is wishing she had known of \Lares when she was thee last. Sounds like a neat place to visit. Hmmm icecream - dat's enough to lure us back for sure. Love it when you give us a tour of your island.